UK Conference Southern semi-final previews

Chosen Hill RFC, the home of the Gloucestershire Warriors hosts the southern semi finals of the Co-operative Rugby League Conference this Sunday, 24 August.

With places in the Grand Finals at stake, competition is sure to be fierce and especially so in the opening game of the day when the Bristol Sonics face the Hainault Bulldogs (kick off 2pm).

Both sides are making their debuts at this stage of the competition. For the Sonics, it caps a remarkable two years when they have twice secured the Midlands and South West division crown. In 2007, the honour came courtesy of a win at the home of Minor Premiers Burntwood Barbarians, while this season